Paul L. Poirot

Paul L. Poirot was a long-time member of the staff of the Foundation for Economic Education and editor of its journal, The Freeman, from 1956 to 1987.

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Clichés of Progressivism

#21 – “Capitalism’s Sweatshops and Child Labor Cry Out for Government Intervention”

SEPTEMBER 05, 2014 by PAUL L. POIROT

Improving the lot of the working poor is not as simple as pushing a button. People are raised out of difficult working conditions over time through savings, investment, and innovation.

Clichés of Progressivism

#9 – Human Rights Are More Important Than Property Rights

JUNE 13, 2014 by PAUL L. POIROT

Rights to property--property in yourself and in your possessions--cannot be separated from human rights.

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The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

Consistently and Continuously Standing Against the Fallacies and Clichés of Politics

JANUARY 01, 2006 by PAUL L. POIROT

Henry Hazlitt (18941993), on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, most deservedly was designated journalist of the century. He also was the last survivor of the founding trustees of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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"If We Had No Social Security, Many People Would Go Hungry"

The Social Security Idea Is Based on a Questionable Premise

SEPTEMBER 01, 2005 by PAUL L. POIROT

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The Writings of F. A. Harper

AUGUST 01, 1979 by PAUL L. POIROT

In testament to the collected works of a brilliant exemplar of freedom in all its aspects.

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A Mineral Alert

FEBRUARY 01, 1976 by PAUL L. POIROT

A growing "public sector" diminishes market opportunities to serve consumers.

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He Gains Most Who Serves Best

MAY 01, 1975 by PAUL L. POIROT

This rule of the market is its defense of private property.

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It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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